Pruning a lemon tree started from a seed?
I started a lemon tree from a seed. It is getting tall with only one stem. What should I do? I have it staked up right now so it won't fall over. I just love starting plants from seeds. Please help!!
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I would wait at least a year or two (in age) before pruning the tree, which can be done in spring or summer. Lemon trees are pruned to maintain a pleasing shape, so you can prune as you see fit to shape it the way you like. Do not cut off more than 1/3 of the plant per year as this can hurt the plant.